20 Meter AM Net On Wednesdays!

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by N6YW, Jul 31, 2019.

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  1. WD4IGX

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    Ah... 7 PM E*D*T - sorry I'm kind of pedantic about "daylight time is NOT standard time!" :D

    Missed it today as I just didn't know about it but I'll try to remember to check it out and see if I can check in with the DX-100 next week!
     
  2. K4KYV

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    Best to use GMT. None of that confusion whether it is standard time or daylight shifting time, AM or PM, etc. 2300Z is 2300Z, anywhere in the world.
     
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  3. WD4IGX

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    Yup, totally agree.

    I work for a company with a nationwide network and I'm known as the guy who complaints about the "EST" business all summer. I tried to use Z but no one else at work seems to understand it, save a few ex military, though our peers we connect to do.
     
  4. K5UJ

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    Same here. When I was part of a database management collaboration that is spread out from Beijing to Europe, we'd go through a semi-annual ordeal whenever the time change took place because a time had to be set for a daily video conference. Making it even worse was that U.S. and Europe moved their clocks ahead or behind at different times, about 3 weeks apart from each other. I suggested we switch to Zulu but eventually gave up after a few attempts. For some reason folks don't want to deal with it if they aren't hams or military. It's one way in which hams were a century ahead of everyone else. I can't comprehend the disinterest in such a simple solution.
     
  5. K4KYV

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    Not everyone uses GMT, but in other parts of the world the general public is at least familiar with the 24-hour clock. In France, I remember businesses displaying their hours of operation on the door, radio & TV program guides, train schedules, etc. all using the 24-hour clock. What really pisses me off is digital alarm clocks that have no option for a 24-hour setting. I once was late late to an out-of-town event because I got AM and PM wrong on the digital alarm clock the hotel provided to avoid having to do wake-up calls from the front desk.

    It must be confusing for the airline industry having to coordinate schedules on international flights, with countries all over the world doing their semi-annual clock-change on different dates. If countries worldwide insist on continuing that nonsense, they should at least co-ordinate globally so that everyone changes their clock at the same time. Why don't we teach kids about GMT and the 24-hour clock in elementary school? When I was still doing my high school teaching job until I retired, most of my students were completely unaware of it.
     
  6. AC0OB

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    I tried late yesterday afternoon but the band went completely out at my location.

    Pheel
     
  7. N1BCG

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    Actually, international flight planning is done based on target arrival times in GMT/UTC regardless of location. It's then up to the group that publishes the schedules to keep them current.
     
  8. N2DTS

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    Almost forgot, but signed in late.
    Robert (VMC) was strong into NJ.
    RF was getting into my audio but I fixed it later.
     
  9. N6YW

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    Don’t forget today, @1600 hrs (4:00 pm Pacific) on 14.330, The 20 Meter AM Net. Light the candles boys and girls!
    De N6YW
     
  10. KA4KOE

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    I heard Clark and he heard me. I didn't hear anyone else.
     

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